“Her heart – is given him, with all its love and truth. She would joyfully die with him, or, better than that, die for him. She knows he has failings, but she thinks they have grown up through his being like one cast away, for the want of something to trust in, and care for, and think well of. And she says, that lady rich and beautiful that I can never come near, ‘Only put me in that empty place, only try how little I mind myself, only prove what a world of things I will do and bear for you, and I hope that you might even come to be much better than you are, through me who am so much worse, and hardly worth the thinking of beside you.’” – Lizzie Hexam, Our Mutual Friend (by Dickens)
It might be totally and completely unrelated to this post, but I love that paragraph so much. Our Mutual Friend is my very favorite book, Lizzie and Eugene one of my favorite story-book couples, and I wanted to share this beautiful part. Happy Monday!